The Green Festival, Obama and Hillary – What’s The Connection?

Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, she has always been a champion of Shorebank. Actually both Hillary and President-elect Obama are big supporters of this microlender and their work in both Arkansas and Kenya. This bank, with over $2 billion in assets recently sponsored the After Green Festival Party in San Francisco as part of the Green Festival attended by several of us here at Green Options.


ShoreBank is the only bank in the world that has been Protecting the Environment, Building Community and providing a Social and Financial Return on Investment for over 35 years. The bank’s motto is “Let’s Change the World,” and they make loans that strengthen communities and preserve the environment.

Located in Chicago’s South side, Shore Bank has a history of funding solid alternative energy businesses, environmental protection groups, green collar jobs, sustainable business practices, nursery schools, educational institutions, churches, temples, homeless shelters, NPOs, and much more.

We can expect to see more about Shore Bank as we move into an era with an administration that cares about the Triple Bottom Line.

Written by Maryanne Conlin

Hear Maryanne speak on Social Media for Socially Conscious Brands at Expo East on September 27th!

Maryanne Conlin is CPG brand marketer and digital marketing expert, CEO of RedRopes Digital and Partner Digital Strategy, 4GreenPs. A Shorty Award winner for best Green Content on Twitter, she was a member of the IAA team that won the Green Award in 2010 and most recently was a finalist for the PRSA - Los Angeles PRISM awards for social media.

She and her team focus on providing strategic marketing direction, custom content for web, mobile and social platforms, social media community management and online promotions and digital advertising solutions for companies in the green, food and Hispanic space.

Follow her on Twitter @maryanneconlin


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